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Analysis of the five paradoxes in preaching by John Stott.
“God the Father, the Son and the Spirit are at work in our lives, through the gospel, to bring us into a relationship with theTrinity”, Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo, says.
There are plenty of reasons why we should preach, but what would you add to this list of rubbish reasons?
While you may use multiple texts, it is not primarily to build the main idea, but rather to reinforce the main idea.
Don’t babysit children when they could be absorbing truth.
Let’s not allow the artificial and temporary newness, to take our focus away from the wonder of all that is new for us in Christ.
That is the beauty of the Psalms. Even though our circumstances are so different, often we will find the Psalm writer putting his words right on top of our feelings.
“Our culture is looking for solutions that are not coming, because we are dealing with things of the heart. We need to reflect the hope that comes form God”, Peter Roskam says.
There is a strong connection between what is going on in the preacher and what will go on in the listeners.
Make sure any flourishes work to support the preaching of the text, not to steal the spotlight away from it.
Speaking the truth may be challenging, but building up takes it to a higher level again.
Surveys say a majority of society is not in favour of the changes that will be applied after March 2020. Same-sex marriage has also been legalised.
“The problem of the term is that it seems to suggest a unified translation of the Old Testament”, says researcher Peter J. Williams of Tyndale House (Cambridge).
Perhaps we too easily skim over the more minor characters that fill the pages of our Bibles?
You might be a good communicator, your message might be technically accurate in every detail, but if there is a leap from text to message, then you are undermining the foundational reality that God is a good communicator.
As preachers, as pastors, or as parents, let’s not usurp the Spirit’s role and try to force things along.
Demonstrators gathered in front of the parliament building in Belfast. “We werere not asked about this undemocratic change, which does not reflect public or political opinion here”.
What our churches need is for people to have their hearts and minds engaged with the Word of God.
“We should have faith that even through broken and imperfect systems God can work His will”, says the Evangelical Alliance UK. “This is not an act of good faith”, the Church of Scotland points out.
“As Christians today, we live in a Babylon of our own, but we can be morally distinctive and obedient to Christ”, Peter Saunders, CEO Christian Medical Fellowship, says.
The 2020 Forum’s morning Bible teacher will be Peter Mead. Over 850 participants are expected to attend the conference in Poland.
With different speakers (be they team members or visiting speakers), there is potentially some need to introduce the speaker.
Despite all that can go wrong, testimonies can be so powerful.
True biblical preaching is not primarily about outlines. It is about heart-to-heart communication.